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Game 5: Red Sox (1-3) @ Royals (2-2)

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Four games in and the Sox have a three game losing streak. This is certainly not the way you want to kick off the season.

On the hill is an ace matchup: Josh Beckett leads the Sox while the Royals are led by the 2009 Cy Young, Zack Greinke. More on these pitchers after the jump.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Josh Beckett 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 8 5 5 2 3 1 9.64 2.36

Zack Greinke


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Zack Greinke 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 1 0 1 4 1.50 1.17

Here are your lineups.

Red Sox (1-3)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2b
  3. Victor Martinez, dh
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 1b
  5. J.D. Drew, rf
  6. Mike Lowell, 3b
  7. Jeremy Hermida, lf
  8. Jason Varitek, c
  9. Marco Scutaro, ss

Royals (2-2)

  1. David DeJesus, rf
  2. Scott Podsednik, lf
  3. Alberto Callaspo, 3b
  4. Billy Butler, 1b
  5. Rick Ankiel, cf
  6. Jose Guillen, dh
  7. Jason Kendall, c
  8. Yuniesky Betancourt, ss
  9. Chris Getz, 2b

Game notes:

Jason Varitek, Jeremy Hermida and Mike Lowell make their first starts of the season. Varitek and Lowell have yet to seen an at-bat this season. ... Jacoby Ellsbury is back in a familiar position, manning center field while Mike Cameron sits. Hermida is in left. ... Victor Martinez starts at DH with Varitek behind the plate. Ortiz sits. ... I, like every Red Sox fan, hope we don't need to use the bullpen tonight. Nine innings tonight, Beckett?